Israeli President Reuven Rivlin begins his state visit of India

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New Delhi, Nov 15 President of Israel Reuven Rivlin is on a state visit of India. His visit began with a ceremonial welcome in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan.


President Reuven Rivlin then had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in Delhi.

Post the bilateral meeting both the leaders led their delegations as they talked about securing a partnership that would firm the future.

New vistas for India and Israel partnership were opened as the two leaders witnessed exchange of agreements in the field of water resource management and agriculture.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi then began his press statement by saying, "Excellency, your visit will provide crucial push to build new pillars in our partnership".

PM further added, "As we approach the 25-year milestone in establishment of diplomatic relations, we are committed to advance our engagement on several fronts".

PM further said, "We have identified water management and conservation, and collaboration in scientific research and development as two areas of priority engagement".

"Our economic initiatives and emphasis on innovation, research and tech development match well with Israel's strengths and capacities," said the PM.

PM Modi further said, "We noted the strength of our growing defense partnership and agreed on the need to make it more broad-based in production and manufacturing".

PM also expressed gratitude of India to Israel for its clear support to India's permanent candidature in a reformed United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

PM also talked about the 2000-year old Jewish community in India which represents a thriving link to this past, a vital part of our composite cultural mosaic.
PM Modi concluded by saying that, "Your visit provides an opportunity to break new ground and shape new contours of our partnership".

Israeli President in his joint press statement said that, "Israel is ready to answer the PMs call - we are ready to Make in India and Make with India".

He also further affirmed support to India on countering terrorism by saying that, "Terror is terror is terror is terror".

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